The Warner Chappell catalogue: a hugely popular collection of musicals, operas, operettas and orchestral classics to perform

As of 1 April 2015, Faber Music Ltd administers hire rights in the Warner Chappell concert music and stage musicals catalogues for most territories excluding North America.  We will also be handling performance licensing for amateur productions of Warner Chappell’s extensive catalogue of musicals and other stage works.

Musicals and Shows
The Warner Chappell hire catalogue includes a diverse range of hugely popular stage musicals, operas, operettas and children's musicals (see listing below).

For more information on the Warner Chappell musicals and shows, contact us on +44 (0)20 7908 5332, or email To request perusal materials, please contact the Faber Music Hire Library on +44 (0) 1279 828907/8, or email
Download the complete catalogue of Warner Chappell stage works here.
To visit our dedicated Musicals site, click here.
* Ideal for youth theatre groups or schools
Please note that no performance may be given without a licence.
From time to time it is necessary to restrict or even withdraw the rights of certain musicals for production.  It is therefore vital to check availability with us well in advance, before committing yourself to producing a particular stage work, purchasing materials or even beginning rehearsals.
Warner Chappell Concert Repertoire
The Warner Chappell concert music catalogue ranges widely from classics of the symphonic repertory to hit tunes from musicals, the movies and TV.
To hire works and to request perusal materials, please contact the Faber Music Hire Library on +44 (0) 1279 828907/8, or email
Highlights from the Warner/Chappell concert catalogue include:
George Gershwin
Performing rights for the Andrew Litton and Robert Russell Bennett concert versions of Porgy and Bess, the much-loved opera by Gershwin, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, are available from Faber Music Ltd.
All seven of Sir Arnold Bax’s symphonies are available from Warner Chappell, forming one of the major symphonic cycles by any British 20th century composer.  Bax’s other masterly orchestral works include concerti for violin and cello and an impressive sequence of symphonic poems  featuring such works as Tintagel (which combines Cornish seascape with Arthurian legend), the storm-tossed November Woods, and the Celtic-influenced The Garden of Fand.
Eric Coates was a master of light music whose skills were also employed widely in the film industry, as heard in The Dambusters March.  Other popular items in the Warner Chappell hire catalogue include the 'Knightsbridge March' from the London Suite, and The Three Elizabeths Suite.
Frederick (Fritz) Loewe's partnership with playwright and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner was one of the 20th century's great creative double-acts.  Lerner & Loewe met in 1942 and by 1947 they had a hit on their hands with the musical Brigadoon, followed by Paint Your Wagon and Camelot.  Songs from the shows are available on hire separately or collected into four sequences, and the tunes can also be heard in a range of short orchestral medleys.